The staff adopted very sound tactics in "walking" on to the field for the 1960 Staff v. Pupils Football Match.
Mr. Laughlin kicked off in typical Bobby Bugden style and the staff looked a superior team for the first 20 yards. The then displayed some spectacular moves and were unlucky not to score in the first five minutes.
Then the staff surprisingly obtained their second wind, and Mr. Finlayson took two strides and moved the play to within yards of the students' line. A penalty kick was then awarded to the staff and the teachers bribed the linesmen into raising the flags and the staff led 2-0.
From the kickoff Binutti broke through, drew Mr. Packwood and passed to Liebmann in support. Liebmann dashed through and was tackled by Mr. Hoy yards from the line. From a quick play-the-ball Binutti dashed in for a well earned try, with the whole 15 members of the staff team windlessly looking on. Loutkovsky failed to convert.
At half time the staff collapsed on the field and enjoyed a 10 minute recovery session.
On resumption of play Mr. Rigg dazzled the opposition with 1 squashing run and carried at least 10 players 15 yards. From a movement which followed the students were penalised and the staff moved to a narrow 4-0 lead. Langshaw, Canavan and Hibbert, with punishing bursts of speed, commenced a move which enabled the Agriculturist to score in the corner. Mr. Kennedy failed at the conversion.
From a play the ball Mr. Holdstock burrowed his way downfield, passed to Mr. Hoy who placed the staff within tripping distance of the line, but Mr. Finlayson failed to trip and the ball was knocked on. From the scrum the Bombala referee Mr. Webb. playing a magnificent game as half, was penalized for placing the ball in the "third" row.
To sum up the staff thoroughly deserved their win but the result might have been diferent had the boys overcome the psychological disadvantage and played their usual game of football.
The outstanding player for the school was I. Loutkovsky who saved two certain tries with solid tackling and his initiative in attack was well up to standard.
Final score: Staff 10 (Mr. Hoy two tries, Mr. Kennedy two goals) defeated students 3 (M. Binutti try).